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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

Unona.]                              FLOIIA INDICA.                                    133
go-lanceolatis vei lanceolatis basi rotundatia vel cordatis rarius acutis
apice plerumque acutis supra glaberrimis nitidis subtus glaucis glabris
vel sparse pubescentibus, pedunculis extra-axillaribus, petalis e' basi
lata lanceolatis apice -obtusiusculis sericeis vel subglabris, carpellis 1-6-
articulatis.—Dunal, Anon. Ill; DC. Syst. i. 494, Prod. i. 90; Alph.
DC. Mm. 38 ; Wall. Cat. 6420 ! excl. B, E, E; Roxo. II. Ind. ii. 669 ;
BIJ Fl. Java, Anon. 63; W. et A.! Prod. i. S. U, Chinensis, DC.
Syst. i. 495, Prod. i. 90. II. Amherstiana, A. DC. Mm. 28 ; Wall.
Cat. 6424! U. Isevigata, Wall. Cat. 6428 ! U. biglandulosa- Bl.
Bijdr. U. undulata, Wall.! Plant. As. Rar. iii, t. 365. U, Bbx-
burghiana, Wall. Cat. 6423 B! (non A). U. Lessertiaha, Dun. Anon.
107. t. 26 ; DC. Byst. i, 492, Prod-, i. 90. Uvaria cordifolia, fioxb.
M. Ind. ii. 662? Desmos Chineusis, Lour:!
a. pubtflora ; foliis late lineari-oblongis acuminatis sa3pe 5-7-poll.
basi cordatis, floribus sericeis. (U. discolor, Auct)
ft. lavigata; foliis oblongis vel lanceolatis plerumque 3-4-polli-
caribus basi rotundatis, floribus glabrescentibus. (U, Chinensis, Auct.
U. undulata, Wall.)
y. picbescens; foliis subtus dense pubescentibus secus costam to-
mentosis.
8. latifolia; foliis late ovalibus. (U. discolor, /3 bracteata, Ittume,
Fl. Jav. Anon. t. 26, 31 A quoad folia)
HAS. Per totam Indiana australiorem et humidiorem in sylvis tro-
picis: Malaya! Tenas^erim ! Ava ! Chittagoag! Sikkim! secus basin
Himalayas; Concan! Orissa ! Carnatica; Zeylania!—(v. v.)
DISTBIB. Java, China austr.
Frutex vd arbor mediocris. Kami divaricati," nigro-fusci, tuberculis albi8 con-
spersi; paries novelise pube aureo-fuscescente subsericeffl. Folia in sicco ssepe ni-
gricantia, 2-8 poll, (plerumque 4-5) longa, l-2i lata, petiolo vh i-poll. Pedunculi
graciles, 1-2 poll, longi, infra medium bracteolam oblongam vel lanceolatam 1-3
lineas longam (rarius foliaceam 1-2-pollicarem) decidaam gerentesl Flares solitarii,
nutantes, sordide virentes, demum flavescentes vel ochroleuci. Sepala basi vix coa-
lita, membranacea, punctis glandtdosis conspersa, sericeo-pubescentia vel subglabra,
ovato-lanceolata, acuta, semipollicaria, Petala demuin 2-pollicaria et ultra, inleriora
angustiora et plerumque paullo breviora. Stamina oblonga, aiitherarura loculis iu-
sequalibus, interioribus brevioribusj connective in procession ovalem producto. Tow*
depresses, mcdio aliquot excavatus. Ovaria\ 5-6-ovulata. feduneulus fructifer
. sjcpe incrasaatus. Toms incrassatus, globosus. Carpetta pluvima, pedicello |~1-
pollicem lougo suffulta. Articuli lato ovalcs, 1-6, pisi magnitudine, utrinque ob-
tusi, ultimus apicolatus, rugulosi, demum baccati, viridi-purpurascentes.
We nave described at considerable length this very variable plant, in order to
bring to notice as far as possible the various forms which it assumes. It has been
well pointed out by Blume that the most different forms of leaves occur on the same
tree, and often on the same specimen. The various degrees of pubescence of the
flower seem somewhat more constant, the glabrous state being that common in
China, while the pubescent-flowered form is that generally found in India. Wallicn,
however, docs not hint that his U. lamgata is of Chinese origin. The very pubescent
state 7, from the base of the Sikkim Himalaya, is oixly known to us in fruit, and
the flowers may possibly prove it to be a distinct species. The variety 5 is a very
remarkable one, but the leaves arc not always of that isitrcmo width, but pass by in-
sensible gradations iuto the ordinary state. In the specimen figured by Bluiue thr